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"I was counting the days until I left this horrid place."

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Former Employee - Weight Loss Consultant in San Bruno, CA
Former Employee - Weight Loss Consultant in San Bruno, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Potential for decent take home pay for a job that only requires a H.S. diploma.
Next to impossible to get fired.
Can waste time by shooting the "s**t" with longtime clients in your office.
If you can manage to stick around for more than a year it can become pretty cushy. You become good friends with a lot of your clients so it's pretty laid back.

Cons

Disgruntled, middle aged housewives who don't want to actually put any effort into their weight loss and then make up endless excuses for why they didn't stick to the program.
Listening to people complain all day (being an underpaid shrink)
Management and corporate don't give a rats a** about employees. Managers in centres try to keep you down. Very difficult to move from In centre positions to corporate. The worst hours and schedules you've ever heard of in your life. Holidays, 7:00 am on Saturday, "split shifts" which is 8-12 in mornings and then 4-8 in evening. OH, and they also like to go in and move around hours on your time card so you don't get any overtime hours. In fact, three employess filed a class action suit for this very reason and I got $1,800 in back wages (score!)

Advice to Management

Try to treat employees with more respect be grateful to the ones who actually stick it out for longer than a year because its no easy feat.

Other Employee Reviews for Jenny Craig

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Don't believe the hyped"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunity to help others with their weight loss needs.

    Cons

    The control and manipulation over pay and hours.

    Advice to Management

    Please be honest and respect the employees lives and opinions.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Love the clients, hate the company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very rewarding to see clients achieve results
    Program materials are very straight forward and easy for employees and clients to find useful information.
    The food really is great.
    I have found the motivational MOVE points useful.

    Cons

    Management has no regard for individual employees' needs, refuses to allow employees to choose working hours that suit them - even when centre's needs are met.
    lack of Benefits and commission pay structure for employees who should be helping clients - not pressuring them.
    Management follows labor law and even company policy when it suits them - not otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    Make a concerted effort to find out why so many people become constipated on the program - fix it!
    Get the grit out of anytime bars.
    Pay employees and respect their time and needs - then turnover will be lower and you will lose fewer clients because their consultants leave - everybody wins!

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